With summer in full swing, it’s not uncommon to see people wearing shorts and skirts. Naturally, right? When it’s hot outside, who likes to feel even more muggy in a pair of long pants? You may be surprised, however, to know that many people prefer pants to shorts, even on the hottest days of summer. And that’s because they wish to cover up the varicose and spider veins in their legs.
For those that have spider veins and wish to remove them, the VariLite laser is a very effective tool. For fine spider veins, in addition to such skin irregularities as skin tags, moles and other pigmented skin spots, the VariLite laser in an ideal solution. For more information, feel free to call The Aurora Medical Laser & Vein Centre. Simply dial 403-358-5818.
You may be wondering, however, how those varicose and spider veins developed to begin with. On WomensHealth.gov, there are a number of factors listed. Although such veins can appear in men, women are the ones who most commonly experience the appearance of veins in their legs. Among the factors that cause them are increasing age and one’s medical history. But there’s more.
Hormonal changes. Like everyone else in the world, women go through changes. The reproductive system, however, is exclusive to females. The stages of puberty, pregnancy and menopause can contribute to the development of varicose veins. In addition, taking birth control pills and any other medicine that contains estrogen and progesterone may also contribute to their appearance.
Pregnancy. Speaking of reproducing, the site notes that during pregnancy, there is a huge increase of blood in the body. As a result, veins tend to enlarge. As the baby grows in the womb, greater pressure is placed on those veins. According to WomansHealth.gov, varicose veins will generally improve three months following delivery of the baby. But with each pregnancy, more veins may appear.
Obesity. It should go without saying that maintaining a healthy weight is incredibly important for everyday living. In addition to numerous other health risks, obesity places extra pressure on your veins. This often leads to the development of varicose veins. Be sure to maintain a healthy diet and exercise regime. It may be easier said than done, but the benefits are countless.
Lack of movement. To reiterate, it’s very important to get regular exercise. In other words, get up and on your feet! Take walks. Be active in any way you can. This will help to avoid the onset of varicose veins. A lack of movement, by either standing or sitting for too long, forces your veins to work harder to pump blood to your heart. This will increase their size and appearance.
Sun exposure. Speaking of things that should go without saying, sunscreen is extremely important all summer long. Not only are you helping to ward off the risks of skin cancer as well as sunburn, but when you limit your sun exposure, you can help to prevent the appearance of spider veins on your cheeks and nose. This is especially evident on those with fair skin.